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Book Review: Long Walk To Freedom

Long walk to Freedom If you can’t run, then walk…Just keep moving forward When I first read Nelson Mandela’s: Long Walk to Freedom….It made me feel that because he was free and now the President of South Africa that all Blacks were now free indeed. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. And then in 2008, Americans elected a black president and elected him again four years later. The question we...

Book Review: “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell

Let’s strive to Die From Old Age…Not a knee or a bullet Mairuth Sarsfield and Queen Afua read and signed books at Burke’s bookstore. Malcolm Gladwell did not...But the first part of his book,The Outliers examines the lifestyle of a group of Immigrants who compared to their neighbors were  enjoying longer lives. As we know,   People die every second…they die every minute and every hour. For...

Book Review: The Hanging of Angelique by Afua Cooper

The Hanging of Angelique by Afua Cooper Black History is an integral part of the Burke’s Bookstore programming. That means that during the month of February Burkes hosted a variety of events and encouraged individuals,families and the community at large to become involved with the contributions of Blacks to the world.  As we know, history cannot be undone. But history should never be repeated especially...

Book Review: A Guide to Healing the Feminine Body, Mind and Spirit

A Guide to Healing the Feminine Body, Mind and Spirit Burke's Bookstore hosted at least one author every month. During the early nineties…. Queen Afua visited Burke’s Bookstore and spoke with a group of health enthusiasts about the value of Healing Thyself. At that time, her message resonated with people who had already embraced Natural ways of healing. Some of what she said registered with me...

Book Review: No Crystal Stair

Mairuth Sarsfield grew up in Montreal, Canada. Based on her book No Crystal Stair, Black white relationships played a pivotal role in Montreal’s history. While on a book tour, Mairuth visited Burke’s Bookstore to read from her work and to meet fans. Hers was a successful event that involved an interview on the early Saturday morning  Fresh Air CBC show. Several  familiar themes are...
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